Edwin Starr & Blinky - Just We Two

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   Sondra "Blinky" Williams (born May 21, 1944 in Oakland, California) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.

Williams was born in Oakland, California, but later grew up in Los Angeles. The daughter of a pastor, she was active in church choirs since the age of six.

She recorded the album "Hark The Voice" on Atlantic Records, then moved to Motown where she recorded (as "Blinky") five singles including her debut, the Ashford and Simpson penned single "I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is," (a song reportedly written about Lovin' Spoonful studio bass player James Killingsworth) in 1968, and thought she would find success when she recorded a duet album with Edwin Starr entitled "Just We Two" on the heels of his "Twenty-Five Miles". However, they did not get the push that either the Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell or the Supremes-Temptations duets did, and success again eluded her when, after becoming a protégé of Sammy Davis Jr., his deal with the label fell through. She is also credited with singing the theme for the 1970s TV series Good Times, along with Jim Gilstrap.

Her version of "God Bless The Child" appears on the album "Rock Gospel: The Key To The Kingdom" and her recording of "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do" is on the soundtrack of "Lady Sings the Blues", the Billie Holiday bio-pic starring Diana Ross. Unfortunately, most of her solo work, save for a few singles, remains unreleased.



Edwin Starr & Blinky - Just We Two

U.K. Tamla Motown STML 11131 stereo (1969)

Album produced by Frank Wilson

The vinyl attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The albums laminated flipback cover is in excellent condition with only minor age discolouring.

The original inner sleeve is excellently presented.

For full track listing see Own tab.

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